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by the united states senate. moments ago, standing with parents from newtown, connecticut, the president railed against the senate. >> so, all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. >> pelley: of course, opponents of gun control are elated by the decision, and we will start our coverage with chip reid at the capitol. >> on this vote, the yays are 54, the nays are 46. >> reporter: for supporters of gun control, including vice president joe biden, it was a major defeat. they fell short of the 60 votes needed to adopt an amendment requiring background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows and over the internet. under current law, background checks are required only for sales handled by licensed gun dealers. 60 votes were required because that is what it would take to overcome a republican-led filibuster. all but four republicans opposed the background check amendment. it was a reso
of the united states is working hard to locate those responsible. >> and using the explosives to look for clues. >> if this bomb had multiple metallic fragments in them. >>> first, breaking news tonight. the u.s. senate says somebody sent a poisoned envelope to one of its members, roger wicker. it went testing this afternoon at the off site mail facility where it tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. they retested it twice and it came up positive each time. that envelope has been sent to
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